Join Date: Jan 2008
Bikes: Giant OCR C2, Redline Conquest Pro
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seats and leg pain
I'm in the over 50 crowd and have taken up cycling on a regular basis again. Iíve been learning a lot about bikes and cycling, but still have a lot to learn.
I have a Giant OCR C2. Iíve been having some troubles with long climbs with pain in my legs on the inside and back of the thighs on the inside about at the level of the seat. This is not just the usual soreness in the quads that one gets when climbing.
The bike came with a Fizik Vitesse seat. It is usually very comfortable.Except for after a lot of climbing or a very long climb, I have no problems with pain or numbness in the seat area. The bike shop sized me for the bike and used the plumb bob method of lining up the outside of my knee cap with the middle of the pedal. In order to make this work out I had to get a zero offset seat post. Itís carbon. Iíve read about the seat on the net, apparently it was advertised as a unisex seat, now promoted as a womenís seat. However I do see on forums that some men are happy with it.
I canít tell if the pain Iím getting is from the seat being too wide, the position of the seat, my overall position on the bike, etc